Today I walked my first, Out of the Darkness Community Walk in Poughkeepsie, NY.
I plan on doing so much more with this foundation. It was a huge eye opener that I am not alone. I walked today because for about ten years now, I have suffered with severe depression, and other mental disorders. I have lost count how many times I’ve attempted suicide, and I’ve been a self-harmer for ten years. Being around so many people who were suffering the same things I am, whom have lost loved ones, or even those who were just there for support, really restored some of my hope. I learned today that I truly am not alone.
I want anyone who is following me, or not, or who just scrolls by and sees this post, to know that I care. Every day there are so many of us who fight a civil war. And each day that we are still alive, is a victory in that war. I’m very proud of you for fighting. Believe me, we may not have the same things hurting us, but I do know the pain. My ask box is always open, and I will never turn someone away. I’m here for you.
I don’t care of this gets one note, or even zero notes. I needed to get it off my chest.
My name is Krissy, I’m 23, and I’m a suicide survivor. I am not alone, and I know it’s ok to ask for help, even when I feel I can’t. Today I survived and won another battle in my civil war.